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Post-primary Assessment Kit

This assessment kit was developed by Integrate Ireland Language and Training (IILT) and is now available in post-primary schools. 

All sets within the kit begin at level A1 and continue to level B1. It is suggested that a student should begin with A1 and continue until he/she is unable to complete a test sheet. The teacher should avoid continuing with the test as soon as it becomes clear that the student is experiencing difficulty proceeding.
At a later stage, it is suggested that the language support teacher, with knowledge of a student’s abilities, may decide to begin the assessment at a higher level. For example, it would be appropriate to continue testing at the point at which a student ended on the previous occasion.
If for some reason a student’s proficiency has dropped in the interim, due to absence from school, return to his/her home country etc., it may be necessary to lower the starting point of the assessment. (from the Introduction to the Post-primary Assessment Kit)


This is the current link to the Assessment Kit which is hosted on the NCCA's site


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We are delighted to host the Toolkit for Diversity in Post Primary Schools which aims to help schools create and sustain a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and parents from all backgrounds and ensure equal success for all.

Please click on the link below

whole school approaches


english language award The ELSP won the 2009 European Award for Languages - click here for details

Jury's comments "Feedback from involved teachers very positive about motivation of students and this is motivating for teachers...Very impressed with project...Valuable idea transferable to e.g. Gaelscoileanna."

Remember, these units are further supplemented with a wide range of appropriate language learning and self-study activities suitable for post-primary students to do individually, in pairs or in small groups.
We again acknowledge Gill & Macmillan for their permission to reproduce certain short texts in some of these Units.


Click here to find out more about the CEFR and the Levels (more)




English Language Support Programme, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

The English Language Support Programme is part of the Trinity Immigration Initiative (funded by AIB)